After understanding what he’d said on broadcast, a BBC reporter couldn’t stop laughing.
Broadcaster Peter Levy was discussing ‘potholes’ for a Look North broadcast, but he managed to make things X-rated when he left off the crucial ‘pot’ from his message to viewers.
‘We’re already being contacted by viewers watching the programme but we want to know how bad it is where you are,’ he began.
‘How big is your hole?’
Realising what he’d just said, Levy burst into giggles, continuing: ‘If you can send a picture, Norton’s always in a hole.’
As the clip cut to images of people lying in holes, Levy went on: ‘If you can tweet me a picture that would be good as well. The biggest potholes, we’ll be having some on the programme.’
After TV critic Scott Bryan shared the video on X, formerly known as Twitter, user @PeterLH90 wrote: ‘The person monitoring that inbox is about to get some unexpected mail I imagine.’
‘Levy knows what he’s doing,’ Rachel Charlton-Dailey added.
Charles Davie penned: ‘A great start to the new year.’
Following a string of blunders in previous months, the BBC held their finest gaffe of 2023 until the very last minute.
The BBC has definitely kept viewers entertained throughout the year, from one presenter throwing the middle finger while cameras were rolling, to technological issues, background disruptions, and reporters forgetting they were still on TV.
Chetan Pathak, a BBC broadcast journalist, was added to the list after a misunderstanding about “fist bumping.”
Trying to explain the excitement on the pitch as Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp celebrated the team winning the quarter-final of the Carabao Cup, Pathak accidentally said: ‘We saw him fisting… bumping his fists in the air there.’
While he let out a little chuckle as he recognised his mistake, he swiftly moved on to deliver the report, before later apologising on X (formerly known as Twitter).
He wrote: ‘My apologies, lesson learnt. The next time I think I’ll ad-lib a story, I’ll stick to what’s written on the autocue’.
Source My Celebrity Life.